Crazy, Cool, Eccentric Sunglasses You Can Pull Off

Although the classic wayfarer will never go out of style, there’s no need to play it safe all summer, especially when you can indulge in eccentric sunglasses a la Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora. When you slip on a pair of truly unconventional shades, they have the kind of transformative power that changes your outfit completely, just like a great pair of shoes.

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    Oversized, gilded, exaggerated, or distorted, these fabulous frames add personality to the most basic outfit or amplify an already fashion-forward look. There’s a pair for everyone, from edgy, truncated specs for high-fashion flair to bold, highlighter-hued frames for a more playful effect. Just click through our slideshow to shop a few of our favorite unconventional sunglasses now!

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    Miley Cyrus

    Cyrus arrived at her hotel in New York wearing Thierry Lasry’s anything-but-traditional Slutty Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($564). White insets against black frames offer a striking, stylish contrast.

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    Diane von Furstenberg S/S 13

    These circular lenses get a boost of color from bright blue frames--perfect for standing out this summer.

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    GANT by Michael Bastian S/S 13

    We’re coveting the label’s avant-garde eyewear this season, particularly the leather-trimmed Explorer Sunglasses ($165).

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    Selena Gomez

    Leaving a nail salon last month, Gomez shielded her eyes with Urban Outfitters’ Arched Metal Mix Sunglasses ($16), a cool twist on typical tortoiseshell frames.

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    Hayden Panettiere

    The actress attended the Giorgio Armani S/S 14 show in Milan wearing the label’s glamorous Sunglasses ($650), which feature blinders covered in sequins and crystals.

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    House of Holland S/S 13

    House of Holland’s aptly titled Cagefighters Sunglasses ($267) have edgy appeal (no wonder Rihanna’s been spotted wearing this pair on multiple occasions!).

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    Rita Ora

    The singer’s Miu Miu Rasoir Sunglasses ($335, available in White) appear as if the bottom half’s been sliced off for a crazy, cool effect.

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    Jennifer Lawrence

    Lawrence checked out Christian Dior’s F/W 13 show in Paris earlier this month in Dior Homme’s Blacktie Sunglasses ($395) in Havana. Double metal bars give these oversized aviators a sophisticated finish.

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    A stylish retro shape and glittery neon frames? Anna Karin Karlsson’s Alice Goes To Cannes Sunglasses ($489) in a nutshell!

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    Ksubi’s leopard-lensed Bellatrix Sunglasses ($190) will instantly wake up your ensemble.

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    Bigger is better when it comes to Chilli Beans x Ronaldo Fraga’s Oversized Concept Sunglasses ($58) in Blue. The exaggerated shades and splashy hue guarantees plenty of double takes.

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    Talk about nerdy chic! We love the extra-thick frames on Coco and Breezy’s Thema Sunglasses ($275) in Tortoiseshell.

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    What’s unique about Grey Ant’s sleek Chat Sunglasses ($360)? They’re aviators with a retro-inspired, cat-eye silhouette.

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    For an unforgettable conversation starter, try Urban Outfitters’ Topless Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($16).

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    Spitfire’s Flick Round Sunglasses ($39) come in basic black, but aviator-inspired detailing give them a fashion-forward twist.

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    Python blinders lend Linda Farrow’s Luxe Gold Rimmed Blinker Sunglasses ($618) a decidedly luxe feel.

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    Named after Gossip’s lead singer, Mykita’s Beth Ditto Sunglasses ($343) feature a dramatic winged shape.

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Luxe Gold Rimmed Blinker Sunglasses

Luxe Gold Rimmed Blinker Sunglasses

Linda Farrow, $618
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Alice Goes To Cannes Sunglasses

Alice Goes To Cannes Sunglasses

Anna Karin Karlsson, $489
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Chat Sunglasses

Chat Sunglasses

Grey Ant, $360
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Bellatrix Sunglasses

Bellatrix Sunglasses

Ksubi, $190
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Topless Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Topless Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters, $16
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Flick Round Sunglasses

Flick Round Sunglasses

Spitfire, $39
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Beth Ditto Sunglasses

Beth Ditto Sunglasses

Mykita, $343
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Thema Sunglasses

Thema Sunglasses

Coco and Breezy, $275
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Blacktie Sunglasses

Blacktie Sunglasses

Dior Homme, $395
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Rasoir Sunglasses

Rasoir Sunglasses

Miu Miu, $335
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Cagefighters Sunglasses

Cagefighters Sunglasses

House of Holland, $267
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Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Giorgio Armani, $650
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Arched Metal Mix Sunglasses

Arched Metal Mix Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters, $16
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Slutty Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses

Slutty Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses

Thierry Lasry, $564
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